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Documentary Chasing Ice at Berkeley Heights Library

Meara Nigro

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 • 1:41pm

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Free Public Library will present a free screening of Chasing Ice, the award-winning documentary deploying time lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.  The film will be shown on Thursday, April 10, at 7:00 p.m. and a brief discussion will follow the screening for those who wish to participate.

Directed by Jeff Orlowski, the film shows National Geographic Environmental photographer James Balog with a couple of young adventurers battling untested technology in subzero conditions as they set up cameras in Greenland, Iceland, Alaska and Montana to chronicle the shrinking glaciers for his Extreme Ice Survey.

This amazing film shows glaciers as tall as skyscrapers and some as big as Manhattan in dangerous and extremely remote areas of the world that most of us will never see up close.  Balog’s hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.  As the intensity of natural disasters ramp up around the world, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to gather evidence and deliver hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Chasing Ice has won over 30 awards at film festivals around the world, including the Excellence in Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival. 

The Berkeley Heights Free Public Library is located at 290 Plainfield Avenue.

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